Several local residents have been recognized for their academic achievements at colleges throughout Virginia.
Several area schools were among the 26 Chesterfield schools that were recently honored with Virginia Index of Performance awards, according to information from the school system.
Among the 13 Chesterfield schools that earned the Board of Education Excellence Award were: Bensley Elementary, Beulah Elementary and Gates Elementary.
A Chester native was among several area students at Hampden-Sydney College who have been recognized as outstanding campus leaders in the 2011 edition of Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, according to a press release from the school.
Whether they were making posters, watching movies, performing skits or reading stories, students throughout Chesterfield’s schools this month were working toward a common goal: Putting a stop to bullying.
Dreams give way to goals at a surprisingly young age today. For Caroline Smith, a young girl who has a passion for fashion design, it was a teacher’s encouragement and parents providing a clear path that gave her an opportunity to set her dreams in motion.
The Southside Virginia Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will make Roper Memorial Scholarships available for selected high school seniors. These scholarships have been awarded annually since 1997 to applicants from high schools in the Fort Lee and surrounding Southside Virginia areas.
On Monday, Thompson Hospitality donated $1 million to Virginia State University, according to a press release from the school. The gift represents the second-largest gift in the school’s 128-year history, it says.
Dr. Travis J. Cross, guest conductor for this weekend’s performance of the Chesterfield All County Band, has been wanting to conduct the best of the best in Chesterfield County for some time. Cross is an assistant professor of music at Virginia Tech, where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in conducting.